Does the "tail -f output.log" command in Unix always capture all output or does it pare it down if too much data is being outputted? Example: If I start tail -f command, and 10 seconds later an external program outputs 1000 lines of log file in period of 1 second or less, will the output contain all 1000 lines - or will it be truncated in some way? The reason why we want tail to be 100% accurate is because we plan on using the output of tail in a java program to process the logs automatically and we don�t want to lose any information. I was under the assuption that tail always captured all output no matter the rate of output. Is this incorrect?
[ April 23, 2007: Message edited by: James Daniel ] [ April 23, 2007: Message edited by: James Daniel ]
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